Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve 2006

A sleepy man on Saturday night after the sleep-over at Starri's,
Uncle Greg holds the as yet un-named sailboat in the shallow waters of Frank Sound after we had lunch with Granny, Grandaddy, and Aunt Shir-Shir in East End, (any suggestions for a name?)
Captain Hunter and First Mate Hayley sailing,
Back to shore after swimming and sailing in Frank Sound. A beautiful day and a beautiful way to end 2006. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Lunch

Hunter, Hayley and Katherine playing under the trees with Rex,
Hunter has to be rescued from the tree,
L-R Clockwise: Sharon, Jennifer, Granny, Aunt Bonnie, Me, Shirley, Hunter, Katherine, Hayley and Uncle Bill on the porch after eating too much! Photos by Nana.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas to all!

Sorry, memory card on the camera died this afternoon so lost all the pictures of the mayhem this morning and the family lunch this afternoon. A hot and sunny day so the kids and Rex enjoyed the ocean while the adults ate way too much! A smaller Christmas lunch than normal but we all enjoyed each others company, especially since it is rare for us all to be together. Santa was very kind to all. One can barely move in the house for al the toys, cardboard and paper. The economy of China will be even more booming, and even more tropical forests will fall under the axe thanks to "his" generosity. Boxing day holiday tomorrow and we are invited to MacFarlane's Open House party in the afternoon. Off the rest of the week with lots of projects to complete and some fun stuff to do too!
Merry Christmas everybody!

Sunday, December 24, 2006


As we were doing fireworks, Santa arrived! More details later....

Twas The 49th Anniversary...

But no pictures of the happy couple, only the grandchildren at play on the eve of Christmas eve!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Twas just 2 days 'till Christmas...

So some people are smiling in anticipation of good things to come. But I am told by people who know that I have been bad and therefore unlikely to receive a visit from Santa! Oh well, Hunter, Hayley and Rex are ready!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Twas 5 days before Christmas...

While daddy sweated it out escorting the Governor and his family into the Salina Reserve to release blue iguanas, H & H enjoyed the company of the Bush family (Jeff and Seretha that is) with their kids at Morritts pool!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Boys and Girls

A very busy weekend as usual... spent much of Saturday in town (gymnastics, lunch, shopping, transporting a fridge) then dinner with the Reids until late. Spent Sunday morning cleaning the house then went to Gary's and out in the boat getting home after 6 and expecting dinner guests for 7! Somehow we pulled it off and everyone finally left around midnight. Pictures are Hunter, Charlie (Don's son) and me, and me with the girls. In the rush forgot to take pictures of the dinner but it was a wine tasting dinner with varietal wines paired with different foods... ended up consuming 9 bottles among 10 people. I think everyone had a good time!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

What to do on a wintery Tuesday!

I went for a hike in the Salina Reserve this afternoon to help some high school students release 9 baby Blue Iguanas. It was a beautiful sight to see them get their first taste of freedom. The students had helped raise $1300 for the project. The hike was just what I needed after two miserable days in the office! After the hike I found Rex, Jenn and the kids enjoying a picnic at Great Beach. Another Winter day in Cayman!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Christmas Concert

Hayley and Hunter at their Christmas concert, me and staff at Viviene's farewell party. Hayley did a flawless piano solo and one with her teacher. Staying home tonight; way too many late nights lately!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Lobster Season

Lobster season opened December 1st but this was our first chance to get out on the ocean. Got 5 nice ones (the limit is 6) and 4 conchs. A wonderful Sunday lunch! Aunt Shir Shir and Owen did the hard work; water was too cold for me!


Thanks to a small group of staff and parents, the sand has been spread and the playground became useable early Saturday morning. Because of the obligations of piano and gymnastics, Hayley and Hunter were unable to have their first fun until Saturday afternoon. From the pictures I think you will agree that they were very happy to have it finished!
Nana spent the night so I could attend the Jazz Fest featuring Natalie Cole last night, it was great which is something coming from someone who doesn't like Jazz! The Trust AGM went off without a hitch on Friday night so a series of late nights this weekend. Murray's book signing a big success yesterday, very busy schedule over the next week. We are off to visit Uncle Gary then having company for dinner later... must be the season.